Psssst! I am going to let you in on one of my secrets sources of traffic!
Well it has happened again.
Stuart Stirling along with Henry Lake has gone and done something that Stuart is good at. They have set up another site that actually sends targeted traffic to your site. Stuart has always been real good at that and has sites have always been one of my go-to sources for targeted traffic.
The difference between targeted traffic and traffic is the difference between having money and being broke.
Having 1,000,000 visitors who want a hot dog does you absolutely no good if all you have for sale is hamburgers. You need Targeted Traffic! People that want or need what you are offering.
If you are in the Internet Marketing Niche then this site is one great resource.
This site just came out on December 18, 2015, and normally I don’t do new launches for a lot of reasons. BUT!!!!! When one comes along from someone I trust who has a good track record and that will get me targeted traffic, then I always jump on the bandwagon
So once again, Stuart has solved the problem. If you need targeted traffic to your URLs, then this is a no-brainer.
If you need targeted traffic, you need to go check this out.
Now why am I telling you this? Is this just a crass commercial message? No, I have friends and associates on here that are always asking where I get traffic from. For all of you, this is one of the places that works for me.
Will I make money if you join? Sure I will if you upgrade. But think about this (kind of my philosophy) if I help you make money with whatever you are promoting then the chances that we will do business in the future that will make both of us money skyrockets. One of those Win/Win situations.
So, helping you build your business always pays off in some way and THAT is why I am telling you about this site.
Even if you join and stay a free member you will benefit and in the long run I will to.
One little secret when you join make sure you add your text ads in as that what has been working the best for me.
Oh, one last thing. If you join send me a personal message here saying you joined, I will set you up with a free bonus to help you advertise your site and get even more traffic.
Go check it out it works.
I was asked two questions.
What is a Sales Funnel?
How do you build one?
Here is my answer
Anyone that has turned their computers on and done anything with Internet Marketing no matter what niche they are in has heard that you have to have a sales funnel to build your business.
Now when I was growing up you used a funnel to pour something from one container into another container but I don’t think that is what they are talking about.
A sales funnel is where your use a free product to get someone to sign up to your mailing list that is hosted on an autoresponder.
After they are on your mailing list then, you send them good content that benefits them and helps you build a relationship of trust with them. Because of the trust that is built you are then able to introduce them to products that actually do help them reach their goals.
That is a Sales Funnel the way it is supposed to be done.
What happens most of the time is that you sign up to someone’s autoresponder list for a free product and the product doesn’t live up to what it claims to be. Then you are immediately hammered with a One-Time Offer of the next great product to come down the road.
Has anybody had that happen to them?
How did you like it?
Most of the One Time Offer products they are selling is something that they know nothing about, but someone told them it would make them money.
Then once on their list their emails are nothing but long advertisements for products that again are designed to make them money.
They have no concern at all about if it will help you or not.
So there are two types of sales funnels.
One sales funnel that works for the long-term and will build you a business that helps earn you money.
The other sales funnel takes your money faster than a fox eats a chicken and then tries to do it again.
One is a good business model, and the other is a let me sell you anything I can so I make money from you.
If you are looking for the second model of sales funnel and you want to learn how to add people to the list so you can market things that you have no knowledge of just to make money then stop reading. Stop reading and go away.
If you want to learn how to build a sales funnel and drive traffic to it, then here is one place I recommend.
Your Eight Steps is owned by Richard Weberg and Brenda De Reus. They have a passion for helping people succeed. It is one of the few sites I have found where you can get on Skype and ask them and other members for help, and they actually give it to you.
Your Eight Steps will teach you
How to use autoresponders
How to build Squeeze Page
How to drive traffic to your Squeeze Page
And much more
They will also give you autoresponder follow-up messages to use that work
They will show how and where to run ads.
They will show you how to run paid ads without going broke and so much more.
So why am I telling you about this?
First and most important it works. The training is free, and anyone can take what they are taught and finally start to make money on the Internet if they are willing to work and do not want to reinvent the wheel.
If you are tired of struggling and willing to work while learning how to market on the internet then
Watch the free video and see if it makes sense to you. If it doesn’t then click the little X in the corner and go on with your journey.
If the video does make sense then fill out the form. Richard, Brenda and I along with others will help you walk through the training and begin your journey of reaching your goals.
Oh, did I mention the training is free?
Time to watch the Video
See you on the other side.
How To Test Safelist Headlines Before Using Them
Here is a real simple way to test headlines you are thinking about using on Safelist emails. It will help you increase your conversion rate by testing your Headlines. It is pretty easy to do and will not cost you anything to do it.
Each of you should be members of a traffic exchange or safelist. Yes, they do work when used right but is for another post. Most of them will let you place banner ads and text ads on their sites as part of your membership. If you are not a member of one go to Your Eight Steps and join for free. You will find a list of the ones that I use and that I know work. Just go through the steps and it will give you a list of free sites that work.
So you have a Traffic Exchange or Safelist that lets you post text ads. All you do is post a couple of text ads using your headline that you want to use on a safelist, as a text ad. Check back in three days and if you got clicks on the text link then you know that the odds are great that it will work as a headline on a safelist email.
Test everything before you spend money to use it. That is one of the significant advantages of safelist and traffic exchanges. The ability to test what you are using saves you money and frustration.
How to write ads for Safelist.
Most people do things backwards and fail miserably when they use Safelist. The first thing they do is join a Safelist and start sending out emails. Sending out emails is the last thing you want to do.
Before you send out the first email you want to keep track of the Safelist you are using and when you can mail again.
Next, you want to make sure you have a tracking link so that you can see with every ad or email you use, how it is working.
How long should it take you to set all this up? An hour at the most if you use the places and tools we talked about yesterday.
Once you keep can track of your Safelist and track your ads then it is time to write an ad or find an ad that works. Let me tell you a little secret. The emails that you find in many programs to send to Safelist do not work. Even those emails you have to test.
Now you are ready to start writing your first Safelist email headline.
In Safelist, the headlines you use will make you or break you. Yes, the email improves your conversion, but the headlines get them to the email.
Stop and think about what you do when you open your email account with new emails in it. You first scan the subjects of the emails and decide if it needs your attention or not. If the subject grabs your attention, you open it. If it doesn’t you move one. When someone has hundreds of emails from Safelist in their email account it is all about the subject/headline.
Email Subjects/Headlines are the things that starts the process. If you have a headline that does not work, you do not get results from a Safelist.
Email Subjects/Headlines are like having a short text ad that gets their attention.
So just what is a good Headline?
The best way to find out is to open up your inbox and see what gets your attention.
Create a file and copy and paste the email headline/subject that catches your eye. When you have a few of them look at them and ask yourself why it caught your attention. In each case, it will be because it got you interested to find out more.
So a good email subject/headline has to make the reader want to find out more.
Now this has to be said. Never lie in your headline. These headlines of, “Money Sent to Your Account.” etc. etc. are lies and will kill your business. Don’t do it, it won’t work.
Here are some headlines I use that work very well for me on all the Safelist and in text ads.
8 Ways To Quit Being Broke?
I Need Your Advice Please
This Will Make You Laugh
And one of the headlines that works best for me is
Can You Believe This I Can’t
So write out 5 headlines that if you saw it you would open the email.
Tomorrow we will look at them and talk about what words to use and not use.
If you want an example of good Safelist emails that work, go to Your Eight Steps and look in the Affiliate Tool Box under Step 1 You will find emails and email subjects. I have tested each of those emails and headlines, and they work. I will let you guess which one you think works the best and I will tell you tomorrow.
Leave a comment with a Headline that you would open if you saw it on an email in the comments below.
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Now that we have talked about so called Free Traffic and at least I know it works lets talk about how to use it. On this blog post, we are going to be talking about the tools you need for advertising.
First and you have to have a way to keep track of your user id, referral URLs, when to mail hits to use, how many credits you have left and much more.
The easiest way I have found to do that is to use an excel spreadsheet. If you don’t have Microsoft office you can do the same thing with a spreadsheet from OpenOffice, Libre office, or any other similar free program.
Here is the same spreadsheet that I use. You can go here to get a free copy of the safelist sheet to get you started. You can also use it with text ads, banner ads, traffic exchanges and any other place you advertise.
Here is a short video that shows you how I use the spreadsheet. No emails to enter just click on it and watch. Go Here
Now you have a way to keep track of where your ads are and when you need to take some type of action again. If you do not keep track, you will get lost in the shuffle and not be consistent with your advertising.
The next thing you have to have is a tracking link. Most of the sites will have tracking for your links, but then you have to log into each one of them to see how your advertising is doing. You need one central place where you can go and get tracking links.
One thing that is important. Decide which one you are going to use because if not you decide to change tracking links then you have to go back and change all the links every where and when you are running over 100 Safelist and 100 traffic exchanges then it is very time consuming to go back and change links everywhere you placed them.
I have tried a lot of different trackers, and the one I decided work the best for me is Trck.me You can join for free and actually upgrade using credits which is great for people needing to save money. For my blogs, I use http://statcounter.com/. I am telling you about them because they work and at both of them you can start for free.
So two tools you have to have if you are going to grow your business. You do not do it when your business grows, but when you start out. I learned that the hard way.
Tomorrow we will talk about writing effective ads for Safelist.
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